Dr. Max Izbicki provides highly personalized, comprehensive gynecologic care in Chicago, Il, including the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, often diagnosed following chronic difficulty with normal urination, dedication, a bulge protruding from the vagina, or other symptoms. The pelvic floor refers to a group of muscles that support pelvic organs such as the uterus, bowel, and bladder. Weakness or other problems in the area can cause symptoms such as incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and pain. Often, pelvic floor conditions are the result of pregnancy and childbirth, although there are other causes as well.
A newer method to diagnose pelvic floor support issues is through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An MRI, which is a noninvasive test, can provide detailed pictures of all three areas of the pelvic floor. This includes the anterior, middle, and posterior sections of the pelvis. The test works by using radio waves along with a magnetic field to gather information. The information is then sent to a computer, which displays number of different images to show portions of the pelvic floor’s structure and allows viewing from different angles.